Contract awarded for new £29.5m bridge linking Partick and Govan

Work to build a new bridge linking Partick and Govan will get underway in January. The contract to build a new bridge re-establishing the historic link between Partick and Govan has been awarded by Glasgow City Council. Farrans Construction will lead the £29.5million project to create a pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Clyde between Water Row […]

Imperial College researchers discuss reaching net-zero in transport with policymakers

Imperial College has hosted an online workshop this week, bringing together researchers and policymakers to discuss a new report on transport decarbonisation. The report, released by the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment and the Energy Futures explores what reaching net-zero emissions in the transport sector might look like, drawing out the key changes that will […]

Welford Road £3m improvement scheme completed in Leicester

An extensive road scheme to improve one of the key routes in and out of the city has been completed. Work has been taking place since July on the Department for Transport Local Highways Maintenance Challenge-funded £3million programme to repair and resurface much of the Welford Road between the city centre and the outer ring […]

Highway maintenance cuts in Lincolnshire raised with Boris Johnson

Large cuts to Lincolnshire’s highways budget were raised with Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday, during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons. Lincoln MP Karl McCartney spoke to raise the fact that maintenance money was cut by more than £12m. In July, Lincolnshire County Council warned that our area’s crumbling roads could get worse if these […]

Scotland’s largest salt barn unveiled as part of winter plans

Scotland’s largest salt barn is open for business as part of the huge operation that aims to keep Scotland’s trunk road network moving during the winter months. The new facility at Transport Scotland’s depot in Polmadie can hold 17,500 tonnes of salt, and acts as a strategic asset to help treat the trunk roads in the south […]

Traffic enforcement expert calls for technology to be used to police mobile and seatbelt use

A Director of leading enforcement technology company Jenoptik is welcoming the Government’s tightening of laws around using a handheld phone whilst driving, and says proven solutions exist to enforce the rules automatically. Geoff Collins is reacting to last week’s announcement by the Government that new laws will ban drivers from using their phone to take […]

Intelligent Speed Assistance mandated on EU-sold cars next year

The European Union has announced that from next summer it’ll require all new cars to have technology fitted to stop people from speeding. It’s mandating that vehicles sold from May 2022 must have kit which uses GPS and cameras to determine whether a car is exceeding the speed limit, and then prompts the driver to […]

TfL financial crisis “could lead to tube line closing”

Transport for London is considering shutting down an entire tube line to try to balance its books, as its battle with central Government over financing continues. London’s financial paper City AM reports TfL’s chief financial officer Simon Kilonback told the operator’s finance committee that TfL could see the “full closure of a line or part […]


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